Handling Civil Appeals in Humble
Many clients wonder what happens after trial? Some cases are resolved at trial; others make their way to the appellate court. If you’ve won, the other side may take the case up on appeal. If you’ve lost, there may be a reason for you to file an appeal. Many trial lawyers do not handle appeals. This leaves clients looking for an attorney that handles civil appeals.
The Difference Between Trial and Appeal
Trial counsel gets the case ready to be heard by the jury. A civil trial involves the presentation of evidence to the jury. Evidence can include witness testimony, documents, photographs, and expert testimony. The trial judge handles objections to evidence and testimony, as well as any limitations on the presentation of evidence. The trial lawyer specializes in presenting the case to the jury.
Appeals often come after the entry of judgment. Judgment follows a jury verdict, a default (when the other party does not participate), and after a summary judgment motion. An appeal is someone crying “foul” — a party to a lawsuit believes a trial judge made a mistake. An appeal asks the appellate court to review the trial judge’s work and decide if they made the right decision.
If your time in the trial court has ended unfavorably, you may be seeking the help of a civil appellate lawyer. Look no further.
The Different Types of Appellate Work
An appellate lawyer can help the trial team. They can also take over after the trial has ended. Appellate work can also be necessary during trial. A mandamus or interlocutory appeal may be needed to correct a trial judge error while the case is pending. Appellate work can include:
- Civil appeals: Research and writing appellate briefs.
- Litigation strategy: Helping trial lawyers prepare the record for appeal.
- Mandamus and interlocutory matters during the trial case.
Large firms may offer appellate help. They may do so at a higher rate, and they may not be as flexible on the pricing structure. Also at large firms, you may not receive personalized service or the attention that your case deserves.
Contact an Humble Civil Appeals Attorney
If you need help at the appellate court following a questionable decision or outcome at the trial level, Chelsie King Garza can help. If you’re trial counsel and you need help with complex briefing issues, a mandamus, or jury charge, Chelsie King Garza is here for you. Chelsie is willing to consider a variety of alternative fee arrangements to ensure you obtain the appellate representation you need. If Chelsie isn’t the lawyer for you, she will find someone who is. Contact Chelsie King Garza today.